Headed to the outdoors for fun and relaxation? Never run out of ideas of how to keep yourself and others entertained with the Big List of Inexpensive Camping Activities.
Camping Activities For Kids And Families
For keeping the kiddos excited, the following activities are winners.
- I Spy On The Trail-Play this classic game of “who can guess what you see from the hints you give” on a hike. The young’uns will enjoy working to solve the mystery clues while on the go.
- Sun Etched Nature Records-Whip out some sun sensitive art paper (available at hobby stores and online retailers such as Amazon). Let kids put objects found in the wild such as rocks, leaves, and twigs on the paper. Place paper in the sun according to directions and then lift off objects. Watch kids get giddy over their creations.
- Scavenger Hunt-Give the kids a list of camping-related and natural things to find. Have a small reward waiting for them upon completion. List starters might include clouds, feather, flowers, insects, leaves, pinecones, rocks, and tree roots.
- Camping Themed-Coloring-Coloring sheets and crayons make for lightweight carry alongs. Be sure to grab my Tents, Tents, Tents Coloring Sheet along with the your copy of the Big List of Inexpensive Camping Activities printable.
Activities For Adults and Couples
- Wine And Recline-Just the adults around? If the campsite permits, why not sit back and enjoy a glass of wine kicked back in your camping chair. Maybe Mother Nature will throw in a beautiful sunset to go with it.
- Ghost Stories Around The Fire-Tell your best yarns when you have no kids around to frighten.
- Hammock And Hang Out-Set up a portable two person hammock, climb in, and enjoy a cat nap.
- Crack Out The Games-How about horseshoes, corn hole, washer toss, frisbee golf, card games, etc..
Camping Activities At Night
When the sun goes down plenty of fun still awaits.
- Whip Up Campfire Cones -In this clever twist , put your s’mores ingredients, plus any others you like, in a waffle cone. Wrap the stuffed cone in tin foil and slide on the grill or in hot coals of the campfire. Leave about 5 minutes.
- Take A Night Walk-Pick a well marked area and go as a group. Listen to all the sounds around you as you walk.
- Shadow Puppets On The Tent Wall-Ah, the simple joy of a flashlight and some clever hand movements.
- Night Ball-Near an open area? How about cracking out a glow in the dark football or Frisbee for evening gaming action.
Group Camping Activities
Got a big family gathering, youth group, Cub Scout Pack or Girl Scout Troop outing going on? These gathering scream game time.
- Capture The Flag-Two teams, opposite sides of a field, and a flag staked on each side. Work as a team to guard your own flag while becoming the first to capture the other team’s flag and return to your home territory untagged.
- You Said What?-Try this out while sitting around the campfire. One person makes up a sentence and repeats it to the next person. The next person to the next and so on until comes full circle. Compare what sentence you end up with to the one that you started with.
- Over Under Pack Relay-Divide into two equal teams. Stand in single files lines. First person in each line passes an empty backpack over head to next who passes it under, etc… Fastest team to do correctly wins.
- Trust Walk-Organize into pairs with one person of the two blindfolded. Person not blindfolded serves as guide giving directions. See how well team members work together on walk to navigate around any obstacles. Pay careful attention to safety when selecting walk path.
Want more? Before you go, be sure to get the Free Full Big List of Inexpensive Camping Activities Printable . You’ll find yourself referring to it again and again. And along with the activity list comes the Tents, Tents, Tents coloring sheet mentioned above.